Today is Daughters’ Day and I received a message which glorified the sacrificial instincts of daughters – managing with less, not asking for too much. There is nothing wrong in being sensitive to a parent’s problems, but are we setting the wrong example somewhere? Why is the same terminology not used for both sons and daughters? Does it mean “being good” is not asking for your fair share?
Power is not about always succeeding effortlessly. It is about failing and rising up again. It is about never feeling inadequate to face a situation.
I was engulfed by a brief sense of powerlessness today, when I could not get the technicalities of hosting an ebook of Instamojo right. I’ve done it on my site MoneyGoalz, but somehow missed a minor detail. Not to mention that too many things were calling for attention at the same time.
I got it right in 15 minutes, but I’m embarrassed about what I felt in that short duration.
Failure creates new insights.
We have just overlooked minor details.
We spread ourselves too thin, and fail to do justice to the task in hand.
Knowledge, capability and efficiency are power … no two opinions about that. But how are we perceived by others?
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